Have a Miserable Poe Appreciation Day, Baltimore

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Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe statue
Baltimore’s Edgar Allan Poe statue

Although he wasn’t necessarily appreciated in life, Edgar Allan Poe, at least, is getting recognition in death.

Photo via Wikipedia
Photo via Wikipedia

In recent months, there’s been a particularly high amount of attention paid to Baltimore’s gloomiest resident. Back in November, a new Poe Toaster was appointed to carry on the mysterious tradition of leaving gifts at the writer’s grave at the Westminster Hall & Burying Ground on Fayette Street.

And the mayor’s office has just announced that Saturday, January 16 will be proclaimed a city-wide “Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Day.” Will you celebrate by enclosing an enemy in a cellar wall, or burying a heart beneath the floorboards? Or perhaps you’ll pick a more traditional celebration and find a raven to taunt you until you go insane. However you choose to celebrate Poe Appreciation Day, I hope it’s miserable — after all, that’s probably what Poe would’ve wanted.



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